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If I have human papillomavirus (HPV), what should I ask my doctor?

If you have human papillomavirus (HPV), the following are questions to ask your healthcare provider:
  • Please explain the treatment you recommend. Given the wide variety of treatment options available, why is one better for me than the others?
  • How much will each treatment cost, and how many treatments will it take to permanently remove my warts?
  • What are the side effects of this treatment?
  • What should I do if my symptoms or treatments become painful?
  • Can I have sex during the treatment period?
  • If I'm pregnant, or plan to get pregnant, how will HPV affect me and my baby?

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